Eurimages, the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe, acknowledges its accountability towards future generations regarding sustainable development, bearing in mind the undeniable environmental impact of international co-productions. Active since 1989, Eurimages also believes that international cooperation is a key element in answering the challenges of climate change, hence engaging its responsibility as a platform to encourage the greening of the film industry in its member States.
At its meeting in November 2022, the Eurimages Board of Management decided to implement three measures in favour of sustainable co-production among which an additional selection criterion concerning the existence of measures implemented to reduce the environmental impact of the co-production project and the creation of three Eurimages Green Co-production Awards.
The objective of these awards is to reward international co-productions that have managed to combine sustainable production and artistic quality. They will be open to feature-length fiction, animation and documentary films. Each prize will be endowed with € 10,000. The present call for proposals aims at selecting the three film festivals, markets or events which will host these awards for the years 2024 and 2025 and potentially prolonged to 2026. The deadline for submission of proposals is on 11 April 2023.
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